Both Holy Innocents’ lacrosse teams got it done last Thursday – the boys were dominant in a cross-town rivalry matchup while the girls continued their hot play.
Starting with the boys, Coach Mike Thornton’s bunch easily got past visiting North Springs 18-7. Ryan Blasberg had another great day, this time scoring seven goals along with three assists.
Brooks Harrison and Jake Hodgson both scored twice; Will Harrell, Leighton Dickson, Hayes Reifenberger, Will Ventulett, Graham Collins, Jack Sapone, and Jack Gregory all added single goals.
At midfield, Hunter Hawk, Charlie King, Sam Cravey, and Christian Padgett were all solid.
Thornton’s bunch faced Decatur and Mt. Vernon Monday and Tuesday and will be in action again Thursday at home vs. Newnan.
The varsity girls won their fourth in a row with a 16-6 win over King’s Ridge on the road. Keeper Devin Rubin had 15 saves on the day, while Brooke Lindner led the scoring with seven goals.
Annie Parker scored four times; Holland Mowry three, and Antonia Martinez and Kate Waters put in a goal each.
The girls have now topped Westminster, GPS of Tennessee, North Atlanta and King’s Ridge in succession, and continued their regular season Thursday vs. Buford. Looking ahead, they will host rival Wesleyan this coming Tuesday.
Over to tennis, the boys lost their first match of the season Friday against five wins, falling 3-2 to Weber on Senior Night. Garrett Johns and the team of Ryan Wood and Richard Johnston – all seniors - took the wins.
“Our upperclassmen played very well on their special day and I’m glad they had those moments,” Coach Ashton Williams said. “We’ll learn from this close loss and get better.”
The girls won their fifth area match in a row with a 5-0 victory over Weber. Morgan Jabaley, Dara Grocer, and Hayden Puett won in singles, while Brittany Hickman and Katie Little won at #1 doubles. They took No.2 doubles by forfeit.
Around the horn: Baseball lost 2-1 to Strong Rock Friday despite a 3-hitter from Freddie Reams…Track competed at the 2-day Metro Championships at Pace, with plenty of solid individual performances…Boys’ golf already with 1st and 2nd place finishes in tournament play, with Owen Malcolm and Nick Reddy some of the many standouts…Elizabeth Dickson, Mary Grace Tippett, and Lexi Baker solid for girls’ golfers.